A bear was chained up for a photo shoot at the Monroe County (Michigan) Fair. The treatment of this animal at the "Great Bear Show" has many Monroe County citizens upset and disappointed in the Fair.
The bear being made into a spectacle was NOT okay. It was inhumane and down-right cruel. Many people in our community are appalled that it was considered "entertainment" or "education."
The fact that whomever has ownership of the bear is considered a rescue group and they'd do this to one of their animals is disheartening to say the least. Although, it is law to have a chain and barrier on an animal over a certain weight limit, the bear should not have been placed in this situation in the first place.
The bear was obviously distraught and unhappy. Many by-standers claimed the bear looked sad, that they felt sorry for it and that it's living situation was not ideal. No animal should have to suffer for the sake of a photo shoot or any other selfish reason for that matter! I stand in support of GENUINE animal education at the fair but animal exploitation should NOT be allowed to continue! PLEASE help to stop exploiting animals and support to ban animal exploitation from County/State Fairs!
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